Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying for a scholarship for your volunteer mission.  Please follow these instructions for your application process:

    1. Complete application, including all forms, references and payment, must be received at least two months prior to your mission’s departure date. The application form should be emailed to If it is an urgent or emergent mission send an email to and the board will determine whether your application can be fast-tracked.
    2. Pay $75 non-refundable application fee via PayPal on our DONATION page. Or mail a check to One Nurse at a Time, 7747 38th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
          Each completed application is reviewed and presented to the Board of Directors. We will contact you as soon as a decision is reached about your application. Please understand, our ability to offer assistance is based on the funding available at any given time.

    Maximum of 5 (five) scholarships per year will be granted to nurses participating in any one organization’s missions.

    Applications will not be considered until the completed application form and $75 application fee have been received.

    If you are selected to receive a scholarship from One Nurse At A Time, you will be asked to complete a W 9 form (for tax purposes), General Release and Consent to Use Name and Likeness.

    We will ask you for some basic information (credentials, education, where you work, previous volunteer experience, and a resume). In Section 2 (Information About Your Mission) you may choose to either answer the questions within the form, or prepare a letter of intent in which those questions are addressed. We want to know about what this medical mission means to you, and how a scholarship from One Nurse At A Time would benefit you.

    Once these items are received and if you are awarded a scholarship, your check will be issued one month prior to the mission. We will also need one recent digital photograph for an announcement.

    Within 30 days of return from your mission, we will ask you to provide at least 5 photographs (which include yourself) and a written report:

    -Approximately how many patients were served by your team?

    -What I enjoyed the most:

    -What I enjoyed the least:

    -What cultural differences I observed:

    -One to three examples of “memorable moments”:

    -The impact of this medical mission on your nursing career:

    -Anything else you’d like to include:

    Your report and photographs may be used by One Nurse At A Time in articles and stories in print and on-line to raise awareness of the breadth of humanitarian nursing and to promote the organization.


    Thank you for your interest in volunteer humanitarian nursing.